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The EKU Chautauqua Series returns for Spring 2021 with EKU's own Dr. Dustin Wygant's lecture entitled "Diagnosis at the Crossroads: Mental Illness in the 21st Century." 

The Chautauqua Lecture series is sponsored by the Eastern Kentucky University Dept. of Psychology, the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences and Honors Program. You can find the Streaming link at:

Wygant is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training for the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Eastern Kentucky University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio prior to completing his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Wygant is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Personality Assessment. In 2015, he gave the EKU College of Arts and Sciences Ruric and Mary Roark Distinguished Lecture, and he is a recipient of several professional awards, including an EKU Excellence in Research and Creative Activities Award, the Outstanding Undergraduate Mentor Award from the Kentucky Psychological Association Foundation and the John Exner Scholar Award from the Society for Personality Assessment.

Wygant’s primary research interests include the conceptualization of the psychopathic personality and the DSM-5 model of personality disorders. Other research interests include the detection of malingering as well as the use of personality assessment in forensic and medical settings. His work is the subject of a recent feature in EKU Stories.

In addition to his academic position, Dr. Wygant is a licensed psychologist who conducts forensic psychological evaluations and testifies as an expert witness.